Andrew Ashe

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Andrew Ashe (c.1758–1838) was an Irish flautist. A native of Lisburn, he was educated in music at Woolwich. "On account of reverses of fortune, his parents were about removing him, when Count Bentinck adopted the lad, took him to the Continent, and secured for him a musical education. He devoted himself to the flute, and soon rose to be principal player in Brussels, Dublin, and London, successively — being one of the first to use the additional keys. After engagements in the Italian opera, in 1810 he became director of the Bath concerts. He spent the last years of his life in retirement in Dublin, and died in 1838. His wife and daughter were celebrated pianists."[1]


  1. ^ Webb, Alfred (1878). A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 

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